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Posted 2 years ago


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I recently purchased this vase that was only described as an antique polychrome pottery vase. I've been told that its a Mata Ortiz vase. I love the design.

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  1. sarahoff sarahoff, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bellin68:)
  2. sarahoff sarahoff, 2 years ago
    In all honesty, I paid very little for it and love the design. Even if its not worth much, I think its pretty neat.
  3. sarahoff sarahoff, 2 years ago
    It's a Mata Ortiz / Villa Ahumada revival vase, made around 1950. Close but no cigar:)
  4. sarahoff sarahoff, 2 years ago
    Thanks justanovice for the love:)
  5. sarahoff sarahoff, 2 years ago
    I'm finding more Casa Grande pottery than Mata ortiz pottery with this similar look. The Mata ortiz pottery, looks more precise in its design. I wonder who designed this one?
  6. CanyonRoad, 2 years ago
    When Mata Ortiz pottery was first made (in the late 1970's-1980's), it was called "Casas Grandes revival" because the designs were based on the pre-historic Casas Grandes (with an "s") pottery found in the area. The term "Mata Ortiz" is used today, because the potters are unrelated to the original Casas Grandes people, and many of them have now developed their own more refined styles. Using the term "Mata Ortiz" instead of "Casas Grandes revival" also avoids confusion with the authentic Casas Grandes Indian pottery, or the town of Casa Grande (no relation, no "s") in Arizonza. It all comes from the same place...Mata Ortiz in northern Chihuahua, Mexico.
  7. sarahoff sarahoff, 2 years ago
    Thanks canyonroad:)
  8. sarahoff sarahoff, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikkochristmas:)
  9. sarahoff sarahoff, 2 years ago
    Thanks toolate2:)
  10. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    Thanks Agram, Sean, and Phil, I love the art Art Deco, tribal look of the piece:)
  11. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    Thank you ho2culcha and tony for the love:)
  12. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    Thanks Aeon:)
  13. Newtimes Newtimes, 1 year ago
    It has the same style as the art deco designs by Charles Catteau for the famous Belgian Boch factory:
  14. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    Thanks newtimes:)

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